Soon-to-be parents all have their own way of documenting the “magical” moments of pregnancy. Some keep diaries and some take photos, but expectant mother and artist Luo Qianxi interpreted baby pictures in a different way by drawing images on her belly to keep track of her pregnancy, and the idea has been pulling netizens’ heartstrings across the web.
Luo Qianxi is a graphic artist who was worried that her pregnancy might be an obstacle in her artistic career, Chengdu Express reports. Gradually, as she felt more connected with the baby, she decided to draw out what she envisioned was going on with the new life in her belly. She produced nine pictures for her eight-month pregnancy.
Luo sketched the images on a computer then drew on her protruding stomach by looking in a mirror and following the draft. She drew three to five hours per days and, after taking pictures of her work, she would wash it away instantly. She told a reporter that drawing during her pregnancy made life more interesting and rich, and helped calm her fears about giving birth—a slightly less magical experience.
By Lucy Liu